Roddy Jones Commits to Central Connecticut

By Owen Carlson | Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

Roddy Jones Commits to Central Connecticut

Last week, Cheshire Academy/Crown Basketball (HGSL) 2024 6’2” guard Roddy Jones committed to Central Connecticut State for the 2024-25 season. Cheshire Academy Head Coach Jimmy McCarthy recently called him “the best shooter I’ve ever coached.”


Jones began his high school career at St. John the Baptist High School on Long Island. At the end of his sophomore year, he was named to the All-Suffolk County Team for the Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic between Long Island’s counties of Suffolk and Nassau. 


He had another big season for the Cougars as a junior, earning a spot on NewsDay’s list of the top 100 players on Long Island. He would soon climb further and further up the ranks. 


Following the end of his junior year at St. John the Baptist, Jones made the decision to transfer to Cheshire Academy to compete at the NEPSAC Class-AA level, reclassifying to the class of 2024.


This past year, Jones earned All-NEPSAC Class-AA Honorable Mention for a great season in his first year at Cheshire Academy, with notable performances including 21 points against Choate, 18 against Winchendon, and 15 against both Kimball Union and Millbrook. 


This off-season, Jones’ success continued with Crown Basketball on the HGSL circuit. He earned recognitions such as S16 Player of the Game in late May, and he received his first Division I offer from Central Connecticut State in June. 


“I took a visit on campus and loved it,” said Jones in speaking with NERR. “We built a good rapport with Coach Sellers and the staff, and I wanted to be a part of what they were doing over there.” 


Jones also noted its local proximity as a factor in his decision, saying, “Also, it was really close to home.”


After some deliberation, Jones decided to accept this offer, committing to CCSU and staying in Connecticut for another chapter.